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Thread: My first Table topper

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    That is beautiful. Congratulations on your first. Beautiful colors and well done. You need to be warned however that what starts out as one table runner turns into an obsession. I went from one table runner to a fabric stash with quilting books by the bed for nighttime reading--and all in 7 months. You are on the way!!

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    Beautiful table topper!!! Awesome job especially for your first. Love making them and use Pellon fusible batting then quilt lightly and have been able to set all kinds of items on them. Pellon fusible is not too thick and gives it just the right softness to be pretty but allow placement of items. Also, Jack, my seam ripper is often my best friend!! Keep up the good work.
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    I prefer W&N batting. I have used low loft poly and it is ok. I have also used flannel; just be sure to pre-shrink it. I have not had any problem with tall items falling over when I set them on a runner with a batting, but the seams on runners without batting create more high and low spots so things don't sit right.

    I sew scraps of W&N together to make batting the right size for the runner I'm making. It's a great way to save money and works just as well as a full piece of batting.
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    Would love to do this. Where is the pattern located on this site?

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    That is very beautiful! I would probably just use interfacing and no batting.
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    Beautiful work, first attempt hugh success.

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    Congrats, for completing this beautiful table topper top!

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    What elegant and charming fabric. I love your first table topper. Nice work.
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    I made this table topper too. I used "warm and natural" and have no problem with items I display on it. I stitched in the ditch to quilt it.

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    That topper is so pretty. I am also doing a "French Braid" quilt top! I love the colors you used. I love all the advice everyone gave you. Good luck. (Not that you'll need it)
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    I'd just add the backing and quilt the two layers. It's VERY pretty!
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    What a beautiful table topper! You did great!

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    Your table topper is beautiful. I sometimes use interfacing of a flannel. Like to see what everone says.

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    Sooooo very pretty!!! Great job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey58 View Post
    Thank you QB members. I saw a tutorial on this board and attempted it. I like it but have a question ..
    If I use batting under the top, won't it be soft? Thick quilting is beyond my capabilities!
    I want to place tall candle stands on it, so would batting be a wrong choice? If so, what should I use between the top and the back?
    I would appreciate any advice you have for me.
    Thanks!
    I would use Thermore batting. It is very thin which won't be lumpy when it is quilted and lays nicely when finished. It is really the best thing for Table Runners and Table Quilts.
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    i always use warm and natural in my table runners.

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    On table toppers I use thin cotton...just for body. Personally I wouldn't recommend not using anything.

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    I use a low loft batting and it quilts nicely, but I can put hot items and/or candles on it without any problem.your table runner is very nice. Thanks for sharing.
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    Its beautiful love the center!
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    Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous.

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    You could use felt. BTW, I have just a little bit of your poinsettia fabric and it is soooo pretty. I now see what I can do with a tiny bit! Thanks for sharing.

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    If you want it to have some body, but not be so thick use a layer of flannel instead of batting. It works well.

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    i use warm and natural in my table toppers and place mats. Works fine and not too thick
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    I love this. But how do you bind it?

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    Beautiful job...I saw that too...makes me want to try it today!!!

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